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27 February

Tips to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard

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It's not your imagination! You are seeing more raccoons and raccoon roadkill this time of year. Raccoon are on the move around Long Island to find a mate. Raccoons typically mate in the late winter or early spring. The gestation period is approximately 63 days.

Tips to Keep Raccoons Out of Your Yard

Raccoons are very smart. They can damage your roof, chimney and siding when they are searching for a place to build their den. They communicate with each other with a whistling sound.  With five toes on each foot, they have a highly developed sense of touch.  Raccoons are nocturnal. If threatened, they normally climb the nearest tree. They climb down trees by head-first by rotating their hind feet. Some of the biggest raccoons weigh over 30 pounds. You already know that raccoons will eat just about anything including food from your trash!

Here are a few tips for keeping raccoons out of your yard:

  • Keep your pet's food inside.
  • Keep your garbage cans tightly sealed and inside your garage.
  • Trim back tree branches that hang over your roof.
  • Check that you have a chimney cap - many older homes do not have a cap.
  • Block entry to underneath your deck.

When wildlife enters your home, things get messy! No one is taking out the animal’s litter box. Please call Suburban Exterminating today! We’ll help you to keep wildlife outside and even clean up the mess!

Call or text (631) 864-6900 | (516) 864-6900 today!

 

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